Baku International Piano Festival ends with a spectacular concert [PHOTO/VIDEO]
By Laman Ismayilova
The first Baku International Piano Festival ended with a spectacular concert.
World famous pianists from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, France and other countries participated in the festival.
The festival’s founder, acclaimed pianist and composer, Emeritus Artist Shahin Novrasli, performed at the festival’s final concert, reports Azernews.
Shahin Novrasli performed both the compositions from his new album and the music that inspired him as a composer.
The concert also included music by John Coltrane and Vagif Mustafazada.
The musician’s incredible performance was greeted with a storm of applause.
Shahin Novrasli’s performance perfectly combines the traditions of the West and the East, beautiful jazz improvisations, European classical music, blues and folk music.
Since the age of twenty, Novrasli has successfully traveled through Europe and Asia.
The renowned musician has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Black Jazz Festival, the Mezinarodni Piano Festival and numerous festivals across the United States.
Notably, the first Baku International Piano Festival kicked off from May 20 to 27.
Every day of the week, music lovers had the chance to listen to wonderful music in various genres, from classical to jazz, at the best venues in the country: Landmark, YARAT Contemporary Art Space and the State Philharmonic Hall.
The festival event was organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
The founder of the festival, Shahin Novrasli, personally compiled the program of the festival, from the design of the posters to the musical part.
The first Baku International Piano Festival aroused great interest among music lovers.
Photo and video credits: Kamran Baghirov
For more information, visit the festival website.
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Laman Ismayilova is the journalist of AzerNews, follow her on Twitter: @Lamiva993